May 2009

Glasgow: Monorail Music, n.d. 45.5 x 37.5cm, two-sided printed plastic carrier bag for a record shop - the text on the front reads: ATTACK OF SOUND/ATTACK OF COLOUR/ATTACK OF SOUND/ATTACK OF COLOUR. A number of different colours of plastic were used - each different in each year - this is the third of the bags in yellow. This example is signed on the front in black ink by the artist. VG+....

Glasgow: Monorail Music, n.d. 45.5 x 37.5cm, two-sided printed plastic carrier bag for a record shop - the text on the front reads: ATTACK OF SOUND/ATTACK OF COLOUR/ATTACK OF SOUND/ATTACK OF COLOUR. A number of different colours of plastic were used - each different in each year - this is the second of the bags in black. VG+....

Glasgow: Monorail Music, n.d. 45.5 x 37.5cm, two-sided printed plastic carrier bag for a record shop - the text on the front reads: ATTACK OF SOUND/ATTACK OF COLOUR/ATTACK OF SOUND/ATTACK OF COLOUR. A number of different colours of plastic were used - each different in each year - this is the first of the bags in green. VG+....

Vaduz: Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, 2009
21 x 10cm, 6pp. Announcement leaflet for the major retrospective with 3 works reproduced in colour.
A personal note - this exhibition took place at the same time as Falkirk Football Club played its only competitive European football match against Vaduz FC. Paul Robertson a life long supporter of Falkirk arrived at the match only to find the exhibition open opposite the bar in which he was having lunch. There were over a thousand football supporters in the town before the game - but when he visited the exhibition the woman on the desk told him he was the ONLY visitor to the exhibition that day. She also turned out to be the girlfriend of the Vadus striker who scored two goals and knocked Falkirk out of the competition later that day. One the positive side she gave Robertson all of the various publicity materials for the show for free including come large posters. VG+.

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Liechtenstein: Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, 2009
48 x 32cm, 8pp tabloid newspaper released by the museum on the occasion of a major retrospective of the artist;'s work. All text entirely dedicated to the artist - there is an interview in German and double page and single page b/w images of works. Folded as issued else VG+. ...

Vaduz: Kustmuseum Liechtenstein, 2009, 1994
20.5 x 14cm, 48pp plus typographic card covers. Exhibition catalogue for the major retrospective. Essay in English and German by Friedemann Malsch followed by 23 b/w images of installations and public works from the show. VG+.

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Liechtenstein: Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, 2009
140 x 90cm, full colour offset lithographic exhibition poster with one shadow work below floating text. A huge poster used for external walls and bill boards. VG+.

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San Antonio: Artpace, 2009
30 x 21cm, 4pp exhibition catalogue displaying images from Ed Ruscha's Twentysix Gasoline Stations printed on airbrushed car hoods (bonnets). One hood reproduced in b/w and short texts on the artist and the project. This catalogue is signed on the back cover in black ink on the back page. VG+.

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NYC: Specific Object, 2009
10.5 x 15cm, 2pp printed colour postcard with an image of a young girl wearing one of the unique t-shirts Monk made for this exhibition. VG+.

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27.5 x 21.5cm, unpaginated (80pp approx) plus card covers. An appropriated artist's book designed by Richard Prince and published by Koenig Books in Koln in London in 2008.
The book is a "colouring-in" children's book with drawing by Prince. Monk has here coloured-in the vast majority of the pages of the drawings using crayon and pencil as well as blue biro pen and, moreover, has added to the drawings in places. The book is signed on the front cover. Attached to the very front cover is a post-it note from Monk which states in his own handwriting "JONATHAN MONK ON RICHARD PRINCE FOR RICHARD HAMILTON ON MARCEL DUCHAMP" - a note that is relevant as the book was an agreed swap between Paul Robertson and Jonathan Monk in return for a work by Richard Hamilton who had adapted an appropriated photograph of Marcel Duchamp and republished it as an editioned poster-print with added embellishments.
This is an unique artist's book by the neo-conceptualist who particularly admires Richard Prince. Fine condition.

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